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Visualizing Government Data. Sebastien Pierre, FFunction, ffctn.com

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Slides presented at Open Data Exchange 2013, April 6 2013, Montreal, Canada. ODX13.com. Sponsored by Trudat.co

Slides presented at Open Data Exchange 2013, April 6 2013, Montreal, Canada. ODX13.com. Sponsored by Trudat.co

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  • 1. A 5MIN CASE STUDY OFVISUALIZING (NON-OPEN) GOVERNMENT DATA Sébastien Pierre, FFunction inc. @Open Data Exchange 2013 www.ffctn.com © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 2. INFOGRAPHIC : SE7EN SUMMITS © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 3. GOOGE DATAVIZ CHALLENGE 2010 (FINALIST) © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 4. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETYS PROJECTS © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 5. 2008 2010 2012Expense Montréal QuébecVisualizer Ouvert Ouvert © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 6. 2008 Canadian FederalTravel & Hospitality Expenses © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 7. DEPARTMENT PERSON/ROLETRAVEL/HOSPITALITY GUIDELINE ($) EXPENSE ($) © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 8. 22Mb SQL file scraped by citizens(available on Github) © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 9. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 10. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 11. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 12. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 13. I just found out the 5 top spendingFederal depts, check it out athttp://ur1.ca/a3spt © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 14. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 15. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 16. Cumulative spending TRENDS ONLY BECOME APPARENTWITH THE PROPER MODE OF REPRESENTATION Monthly spending © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 17. PROBLEMS IN THE DATA QUALITY BECOME VISIBLE © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 18. THINGS YOU WOULD EXPECTARE NOT NECESSARILY THERE Spending of ministers for all departments © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 19. ... BUT IS THIS DUE TO THE DATA ORDO FEW MINISTERS FILE EXPENSES? Spending of ministers for all departments © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 20. SCRAPED DATA TIME CONSUMINGIS NOT NO QUALITY ASSESSMENTOPEN DATA FEW/NO UPDATES © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 21. SCRAPED DATA Scraped data cannot be used for analysis, andIS NOT the development effort can be wasted if theOPEN DATA data is not published later. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 22. CHICKEN & EGG Do we have to wait for open-data to be published, or do we go? ahead with scraped data? CONTINUITY If so, will the government commit to opening up the data if an application is built by citizens on their own free time? © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  • 23. THANK YOU!sebastien@ffctn.com / @ffunction WWW.FFCTN.COM © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM